NAMPO 2019 | All the details on Nampo 14 - 17 May 2019

Press Launch | 18:30 PM - 21:00 PM

Agriculture – a Global Business – Where does South Africa stand?

  • Discussion Points: There are multiple new opportunities for local producers to enter the world with their agricultural products, but South African farmers are not always sufficiently equipped to maximise those opportunities. How can this be overcome, and new markets be secured for the SA farming community?
  • Anchor: Roelf Meyer

Day 1 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Public Private Partnerships towards Sustainable Economic Growth

  • Discussion Points: Government will commit to remove the inhibitors presented in a five-year Agricultural Sectoral Plan if the sector commits to the full execution of their plans towards the five themes of growth, employment creation, skills training, investment and transformation.
  • Anchor: Nick Binedell

Day 1 | 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM

Post-Election Political Perspectives

  • Discussion Points: Confronting the issues influencing agriculture in South Africa head-on in this hard political debate. How can threats to food security be overcome to ensure a prosperous future and healthy agri-sector?


  • Anchor: Theo Vorster

Day 2 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Supporting and Funding a Developing Agriculture Industry


  • Anchor: Leona Archary

Day 2 | 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM

Technology and Funding

  • Discussion Points: South Africa is a trendsetter in the implementation of new technology. Funding plays a critical role. Who are the key role players and how can challenges be overcome?


  • Anchor: Theo Vorster

Day 2 | 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM

The role of Communal Land in Agricultural Development

  • Discussion Points: Can and should options be explored for communal land to be structured in a way that it can become accessible for commercial farming? Equally important is the question of finding models that will ensure that poverty reduction can be achieved for local communities through the opening of markets for subsistence and small farmers.


  • Anchor: Christo van der Rheede

Day 3 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Reviving the Platteland

  • Discussion Points: The platteland towns across most of the provinces in the country are in a state of dramatic economic and infrastructural decline. Is there a role as well as a responsibility for the farming community to help revitalise and restore the viability of these areas?
  • Anchor: Chris Burgess

Day 3 | 14:30 PM - 16:00 PM

Water: A Critical Commodity

  • Discussion Points: Water is a critical economic enabler that is not only in crisis in South Africa for a multitude of reasons, but it is a national priority where a thriving economy as envisioned by the NDP will ensure dignity and hope for all South Africans, whilst unlocking much needed FDI to recapitalise and industrialise South Africa.
  • Anchor: Theo Vorster

Day 4 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Glance into the Future - Opportunities in Agriculture

  • Discussion Points: The positivity and tenacity of key role players in the agri sector play a huge part in its growth and sustainability. Career opportunities in this sector are broadening.
  • Anchor: Theo Vorster